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roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months both president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. in fact, they're both holding rallies today at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. both president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash today over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is sent them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state comes as new polls show romney falling beh
. president obama and mitt romney both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and prince palace. the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think the main differences when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. gochler romney sees a robust role in choice. president obama has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars, title i funds, and giving them to parents in the form of vouchers. >> for the first time in history, federal education funds will be linked to the student, so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school of their choice. >> reporter: the obama administration is staunchly opposed. why not expand vouchers? give parents more choices? >> the goal can't be to remove the one child from the system and let the other 500 drown. we have to make every school a great, great school. we need to make public schools schools of choice. >> reporter: education secretary arne duncan is using federal dollars for states to raise public standards. he wants
in libya. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent and toking president obama. both men really duking it out on foreign policy all of a sudden. >> that's right. one city, two candidates and two different visions. it's clear that mitt romney is charging that the president is sitting on the side line, not active enough in the middle east. the president, as you noted, his suggestion is look, you can't dictate the facts on the ground in the middle east. some of this has to play out. where we see that most acutely is on iran where mitt romney is suggesting we should be more aggressive, maybe use military action. the president today said give sanctions some more time to work. although he added this caveat. >> that's why a coalition of countries is holding their iranian government accountable. that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> do what we must suggests possible military action down the road. today iran tried to flex its military muscles by saying it has a new drone that can travel what's significant? about that means i
awarded a touchdown to the seahawks in the final play on sunday night, both obama and walker tweeting for the lockout to end, and the new jersey senate president says he's going to introduce legislation because of course that's what you do against replacement refs altogether. peter barnes joins me now, i hear there's an end in sight. >> reporter: yeah, possibly. the leader of the nfl referees' association says it looks -- let me get it right -- it sure looks good for a deal with nfl owners, telling "usa today" this afternoon that negotiators have narrowed their differences and both sides are committed to getting it done but that there's no deal right now. now, the nfl declined to comment on an espn report that the owners and refs are close to an agreement in principle and that they're close enough that they have discussed refs returning to the field this sunday. the lockout is becoming a political football for real. president obama tweeting that nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' longout is settled -- lockout is settled soon. republican governor of scott walker, as you
president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind. one poll has the gop nominee eight points behind president obama in ohio. and in florida, romney is behind the president by four points. if romney loses to the president in ohio, it would will difficult. without ohio, romney would need to run the table, picking up virtually every battleground state. if romney hopes to turn things around, he'll need to stay on message. he didn't yesterday at a ohio valley when speaking ant president obama. >> there's one thing he didn't do in his first four years he said he's
obama will be in ohio today. >> both candidates plan to make stops in the cleveland and toledo areas. governor romney will also make a stop near columbus. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: by bus or by plane, for mitt romney and paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president now has a nine-point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double-digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign with president obama and his republic rival each making his 14th trip to the state. turn on a tv set in ohio and this
. recent polls show president obama holds a lead over romney in the tri-state. both are scheduled to campaign tomorrow in virginia. the president will be in virginia beach while romney will hold a rally in springfield. in business news, bank of america is dealing with foreclosed homes, and more americans are feeling secure. more from linda bell. >> stock-index futures indicating open. little changed. 43% of americans see themselves as better off now compared with 33% when president obama took office in 2009. what is interesting is asixbank of america is being sued by the national fair housing alliance. they claim the bank disregarded repossessed homes in minority neighborhoods and have yet to make any improvement addressing the problem. foreclosed homes continue to accumulate trash have broken windows, and lack elements to avoid fires. bank of america says it stands by its property maintenance and marketing practices. 170 million people plan to celebrate halloween this year and are willing to spend big bucks on it. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news
: president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. i'm not concerned about the very poor. my policies will make things better for them. i'm not worried about those people. >> very clever strategy. nbc news reports the romney team has about $48 million advantage, but the president has a different kind of advantage, he has more money in his campaign coughers, which means he has more say in where that money is spent. the "washington post" uses ohio as an example. right before the election the president will spend $125 while a conservative super pac will send $900. dig difference. visit geico.com for a free rate quote. (vo) always outspoken, now unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, actress, activist, and flyest of the fly girls, rosie perez, generates so much heat, al gore will have to look into it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it
. >>> president obama is mitt romney both focusing on ohio today as a new poll shows the president's lead is growing in that battleground state. >>> and we'll soon know what company will be making the repairs to the washington monument following last year's earthquake. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is wednesday, september 26th. take a look outside with us, if you will, as we approach 5:29. i can tell you the clouds are out there, maybe a little rain. warmer to start the day too. i hope i've left a little something for veronica to say. >> always the fine details of getting it right. >> right. >> okay, yeah. rain for today. but we've got a better chance for the afternoon, for the evening rush than we do this morning. and even then we're talking about a very small chanls of rain. a little bit of wet weather expected for today. as aaron gilchrist just said, he's an honorary meteorologist for a hot minute. clouds out here right now with a little bit of a breeze. we're going to see
, mail delivery could be drastically cut. >> out on the campaign trail, president obama and republican presidential challenger, mitt romney, both in new york city today. the president making his case to the united nations. romney still making his case to you and me. >> president obama is urging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. >> speaking to the united nations general assembly, president obama condemned the antiislam film sparking protests overseas, but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its developing nuclear program. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be detained. it will threaten the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> after the president's address, he headed across town to speak to former president, bill clinton's gathering of global leader. that's where gop presidential challenger, mitt romne
details coming up in just a few minutes in sports. >>> but first, president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney both campaign in the battleground state of virginia today after nearly crossing paths in another key swing state, ohio. nbc's tracie potts is joining from us washington with those details. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. virginia, four years ago, the president won that state after 44 years of voters there selecting republicans, but then ey flipped and switched their democratic governor for a republican, so, some back and forth in virginia, and now the president hopes to win that state back. president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, where median income is 23% higher than the national average, and unemployment's way lower, under 6%. like ohio wednesday, the president's expected to hammer romney for his comments on the 47% of voters who don't pay taxes. >> i don't know how many of you will be with me this time around, but -- but it doesn't matter, because i'm running to be your president, to represent everybody. >> we're
where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to show empathy and soften his image. >> president obama and i both care about poor, working class families, the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and despite relentless criticism of obama care, romney touted how his own health care overhaul in massachusetts helped families. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance, i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that
.com. >>> at the same time we are getting this information regarding the libya investigation, both president obama and governor romney are out on the campaign trail in the crucial swing state of ohio. the president's in bowling green, ohio, governor romney's in bedford heights. there's a lot going on in this election. now with respect to foreign policy as well as domestic policy. we're going to be monitoring both of these events. as any news is made, we will bring it to you and, of course, you can watch the remarks streaming live at foxnews.com. we'll bring you a report next hour on what the two men said. >>> well, there are new developments in the facebook ban of a book written by a frequent guest of "america live" who you will know. we'll show you what the social networking site is now saying for itself after it said no to a conservative author's book. >>> plus, there's breaking news today about the nfl crisis that has become so controversial, even i know about it. [laughter] it is the number one story in the country, actually, nfl hall of famer fran tarkenton will join us live to put this persp
for the white house zeros in on ohio. >> both president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. >> no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> o.h. >> o.h. works every time. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today as he and his regime face ever increasing international pressure. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. >> football fans are fuming over that botched call by replacement refs. the upheld that call. >> yeah. some are calling it the worse call in the nfl history since d to play at the super bowl. >> worst touchdown ever. hail the size of tennis balls. >> the paddle boat race that teams are still talking about. >> how about a car without a driver. governor jerry brown instituted safety regulations for self-driving car. >> it came courtesy. >> is he frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> wow. >> all that matters. >> seattle seahawks were robbed of a win. >> the packers got the win. >> i didn't watch the game. >> thank you very muc
obama and mitt romney were both in new york today. randall pinkston takes us to what they were up to. >> president obama surging fellow leaders to take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak up forcefully against violence and extremism. >> speaking to the united nations general assembly. president obama condemned the film sparking protests overseas, but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its developing nuclear program. >> make no mistake. nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be detained. threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> after the president's un address, he headed across town to speak to clinton. that is where mitt romney began his day. joking about the perks of the former president. >> if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> he took a political jab at preside
for romney. strategists for both parties in florida agree obama is ahead in the state and the battle over met care is helping make inroads with seniors. as nancy reported, the president is doing better with blue collar white voters in ohio and doing better on the economy of the economy. it's whaepg is mitt romney is having to play defense with his own voting group. the time he has to spend shoring them up is time he's not spending getting swing voters. >> pelley: john, polls that are taken about this point in september sometimes predict the winner and sometimes they don't. in 2008, we had obama over mccain at about this point, but in the year 2000, we had gore over bush about this point. how predict i.v. are these polls six weeks out. >> reporter: if we go all the way back to 1952, eisenhower's first election, the vast majority of the time the candidates who was ahead of the polls ended up winning in the end. presidents john kennedy, ronald reagan, and george w. bush were all tied or behind, scott, and they pulled it out in the end. >> pelley: as in politics, things can change pretty quickly
this serious and gets america on trap to shape world affairs. >> both romney and president obama will be campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in the buckeye state 52-44%. >>> with the raising of a flag, charles county, maryland, makes history while honoring the sacrifices of brave soldiers. during a somber ceremony under a bright blue sky, charles county became the first in the state to fly the p.o.w./m.i.a. flag all year around. it honors among other 1,700 soldiers missing, one of them from charles county. his family was at today's ceremony as were members of the group rolling thunder. >> someone once said that dying for my country isn't the worsething that can happen. being forgotten is. >> the p.o.w./m.i.a. flag will fly year around outside the charles county government building in la plada. >>> tomorrow members of pepco electrical union will vote on whether or not to accept the contract proposal from the utility. if they vote to go on strike, a pepco spokeswoman assures all of us that customers won't actu
president obama tweeting nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the ref lockout is subtle scent. that was a very, very sort of non-partisan, postcards and comment, but you think? in wisconsin governor scott walker even jumping into the union battle after catching a few hours of sleep. the packers game is just as painful. return the the real refs who are real union. it is a rare day when republicans and democrats agree on something and an even rare day when they agree with the lingerie football league which said, they have to fire nfl replacement arrives because they were not good enough for their lead. up next ralph nader offering a scathing criticism of president obama. it's about that time. forty days out from the election. somehow he thinks -- well, will tell you about that. the key for sorting all this out and much more. we are joined by, oh, yes. we will be talking a long, politics, foreign policy and, of course, a presidential race between president obama and governor romney. it is getting better all the time. stay with us. >> third world dictators behave like this if rona
speaking with students and looking at how both president obama and mitt romney have their plans to help the middle class pay for college work. here's her report. >> reporter: when jackie graduated from brown university this year, she put off going straight to medical school. instead, she took a research job at sloan kettering hospital. >> it is nice to have a paying job where i can pay back part of my student loans before going to med school and possibly adding on a lot more. >> reporter: and she had plenty of them, $100,000 worth. why? her family is middle class. her mother works in a school, her dad owns a bar. she says they're considered too wealthy to qualify for many grants but not wealthy enough to have saved the money for the more than $50,000 a year to attend brown. >> you're in the middle class, you are normal suburban family but you don't make an outrageous amount of money, so you can't pay these outrageous prices for tuition. >> reporter: she's not alone. student loan debt hit $1 trillion last year. even tuition for public four-year colleges rose 68% over the last decade. ent
of muscling on both sides. i think it affected his relationship with barack obama for the first few years of his presidency, but i think now that they've sorted things out between themselves and i think he said, look, he loves being center stage. the clinton global initiative is huge. it's attended by almost as many world leaders as the u.n. general assembly. you have a guy who really isn't president but for all intents and purposes is a very influential world leader. somebody said to me, who needs who more? does barack obama need bill clinton more or does bill clinton need barack obama more? i think they need each other. bill clinton, the inflew enser. i think for barack obama there's no more effective, articulate defender of his right to be re-elected right now than bill clinton. >> okay. >> so along the same lines is a new poll, quinnipiac, "new york times" poll that shows mr. obama is up by 10 points in the state of ohio over mitt romney. is that for the efforts of obama's great campaigning or does it have more to do with bill clinton and that widely admired speech he gave at the dnc?
traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of the debates, it's not about policies or facts. every change t
, everyone. the first debate against president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. the exarch trail duties fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes, but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a different stage with the high st
.j. lang got fed by the refs. even president obama tweeted. nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the revs lockout is settled soon. this is after a disputed field goal gave the baltimore ravens a one point win over the new england patriots and a series of botched calls and misapplied rules that have driven coaches, players, and fans crazy. all this because of a labor dispute between the nfl and its regular referees that began when the league locked out the refs in june. >> reporter: the referees want more money asking more than the nfl's offer to increase the salaries from $149,000 a year to $189,000. compare that to the median nfl players salary, $770,000 a year. it's important to remember the average nfl playing career is only 3.5 years and most of the refs have other careers so these aren'tful-time jobs for them. >> reporter: the nfl wants to make the refs full time and to add more refs so the average referee would make less money. they want to move them to from a pension system to a 401k. but in the context of a business that brings in $9.5 billion a year, seems solvable. red
zero for both presidential candidates day. president obama was in virginia beach on the day the economic growth numbers were revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney was in springfield talking about the downward revision. we have fox news polls. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern now. we send it back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: so, do women care about what is happening to america in the last four years? apparently not. according to stephanie cutter, president obama's deputy campaign manager. >> what you find most often with women, they are not concerned about what happened in the last four years. >> kimberly: that is not what ann romney has been hearing. she spoke to greta last night. >> i will tell you four years ago, women that would speak to me had a lot of different concerns on their mind. this time around, it is nearly universal. that they are talking about jobs, the economy, their future. they are talking about debt, entitlement and everything that is so critical we make sure that we get ahold on this economy. >> kimberl
that will say in the first two years of the obama administration, there was democratic control of both houses of congress, and the president had a hard time getting his legislative agenda passed. caller: it's because the filibuster in the senate, i mean, when you need 60 votes and the democrats only had 59, so he had a hard time getting even healthcare through. host: all right, paul, we're going to move to andy on our line from independents, calling from florida. caller: sorry, i'm calling from south carolina. host: ok, andy is calling from south carolina where. in south carolina, andy? caller: columbia. host: ok. are you in favor of divided government or one party? caller: well, i'm not so sure i'm in favor of either one, unless -- except if divided government is going to give us what it's given us now and nothing gets done, nothing gets passed. we got a credit rating downgraded because one party says my way or the highway. that's not good governance. it's not -- there's no such thing as my way or the highway. we all have to compromise, you know, in a marriage, the husband doesn't get everyt
this morning, president obama is addressing the united nations as the campaign spotlight turns to international affairs. both he and republican rival mitt romney speak at the clinton global initiative's annual meeting today in nearly back-to-back speeches. hot topics for both. the u.s. response to anti-american protests across the muslim world, and we'll have more on this coming up. >>> now let's head to wall street and cnbc's courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. do tell us more about the global bacon shortage on the way because al is very concerned this morning. he can't function. >> reporter: as are a number of others. this could be very true. if you're a bacon lover, start hoarding it now. according to britain's national pig association, a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon next year is unavoidable. it's a result of the drought that hit much of the country this year which damaged the crops used to feed the pigs, so the group predicts that the number of slaughtered pigs could fall by 10% in the second half of next year, and that could cause prices to double in some areas. natalie
weather. savannah? >> all right, al. president obama, governor romney both in new york city today to speak at the clinton global initiative, and the president will also deliver an address to the united nations general assembly. governor romney will drop by nbc's education nation summit. chuck todd is nbc's political director, chief white house correspondent. you come with your telestrator today. >> i do, i do. >> let's talk about the state of the union in terms of the battleground map. we know 270 is the magic number. >> right. >> where do things stand? >> right now we have the president at 243 here, and what that means is we've got states adding up 243 electoral votes. it 70, of course, is the magic number. what we've recently moved was the state of iowa, and that put him at 243. what's interesting here, savannah. he now needs only a couple of states, a couple of the big states, big three that i talk about all the time, ohio, florida, virginia, just a couple of ways and he gets over the finish line. >> we talk about ohio. it's usually a bellwether, a couple of scenarios to run through her
morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping up their advertising in see swing states. >> we should measure compassion by how many people can
banks. they wanted to -- a lot of what was going on oh i thought, you know expresident obama and mr. mccain had both been out there advocating for very aggressive foreclosure prevention relief. so i thought we would at least get a change with that citi came up with a very tepid program, one we told them administratively was not workable. i think what was going on was they -- to get the second tranche of the t.a.r.p. funds, t.a.r.p. was $700 billion it came in two installments to get that second installment, the democratic leadership told them they had a foreclosure prevention program. i think that was their main priority tour get that second tranche, which they wanted to use for what i call the $100 billion club n 2009, we basically said we were going to bail out anybody over $100 billion. >> do you think you were listened to in this process? because, you know, you quote mr. rice the otc, office of thrift supervision chief, john rice, saying that basically, the audacity of your putting forward some of the proposals that you had, you do think that and frequently you were the only woman i
general assembly today. and there is both talking foreign policy. >> at the united nations president obama used the world stage to decry recent u.s. attacks. >> they were attacks on america and should be no doubt we'll be relentless in tracking down killers and bringing them to justice. >> mitt romney hammer the president as what he characterized as the president's response. >> he said the development are bumps in the road. that is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> and we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not his killers. >> and then, added this lesson intolerance. >> and we do not ban blaspheme. i expect people gorg call me awful things every day? >> and i will defend their right to do so. >> this g.o.p. challenger did not repeat his criticism over the bumps in the road and instead, insin yu yaited the president has not done enough. >> our ambassador was assassinated in a terrorist attack. and we saw how it work at the mercy of events. and at usf, this expert says the television coverage of the riots in the mid
relations. welcome to you both. starting with you, richard haas, let's take an overview. is the obama foreign policy defendable four years later? >> for sure it's defendable. it's not to say it's flawless. but he can point to obviously the killing of osama bin laden. he can point to, among other things, the attempt to improve relations with china and russia. obviously he's got the uwe united states out of iraq. the united states after going up has now come down to some extent in afghanistan. the middle east, even though it's turbulent, is more open than it was. so i think the president in general can point to some areas where he moved forward and some areas obviously his critics will say where he movedded back. all in all it's a defense i believe and defendable record. >> ifill: i want to walk through some of that piece by piece. referencing the president's speech today, he turned over a big chunk of it to talking about the difference between railing against or speaking out against violence... violent extremism versus protecting free speech. why was so much devoted to that topic? >> g
from the u.n. stage, the president and mrs. obama targetedded female voters in a tapedded appearance on abc's "the view." they both focused again on what is best to revive the economy. >> we grow fastest when the middle class is doing well and when folks who are trying to get in the middle class have ladders of opportunity. that's a different vision about how we move the country forward. ultimately it will be up to the american people to make a decision about who has got the better plan. >> i'm voting for him. reporter: this morning republican mitt romney was welcomedded warmly at the clinton global initiative. the former president praised him for supporting the americorps program. >> governor, i thank you for being here. the podium is yours. >> thank you, mr. president. reporter: romney returned the compliment with a joking reference to clinton's speech nominating president obama at the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a co
: with the election possibly in the balance in ohio, both sides are campaigning hard. both candidates have been here 13 times this year and they will both be here tomorrow. >> here in ohio we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: they're also flooding the airwaves with television ads. >> romney's never stood up to china. >> reporter: they spent more money here than any other battleground state. since may, the president and the outside groups supporting his campaign have spent $47.9 million. $40.6 million by the campaign and more than $7 million by the outside groups. that's more than romney's team, which has spent $43 million on ads in ohio, $20.5 million by the campaign and more than $22 million by the groups. now, another reason ohio is so important is what it says about those other battleground states. scott, it's really a bellwether, and if romney can't pull off ohio it's hard to see some of those bluer states like pennsylvania and michigan breaking his way. >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. the president is headed to ohio tomorrow. today he was in new york for the annual gatheri
shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for both campaigns this first debate is filled can challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and like romney, the president sees this debate as a chance to talk to america. >> it's a choice between two different paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> reporter: the president has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states, including ohio, which begins early balloting today. >> romney's task is difficult because he has to redefine himse
night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >>
leer round of attack, iran is closer to having a weapon. >> bill: is president obama weak or strong in protecting americans from the iranian nuclear threat? we'll hear both sides so you can decide. >> i want you to remember that the house they were standing in, the house my family has the privilege of living in, that house was built in part by slaves. >> bill: why is the first lady invoking images of slavery to make a point? we will tell you. >> we have a -- (bleep). >> bill: has madonna totally lost it? what the heck she talk being? we'll show you one of the most bizarre displays we've ever seen. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. is president obama protecting us against the danger from iran? that's the subject of this evening's talking points me mow. the campaign is heating up. the iranian minority ahmadinejab in new york today threatening jews and demeaning gay people. that's what the man does. ahmadinejab is also presiding over the building of a nuclear weapon. thus,
. >> reporter: with the election possibly in the balance in ohio, both sides are campaigning hard. both candidates have been here 13 times this year and they will both be here tomorrow. >> here in ohio we're not better off under president obama. >> reporter: they're also flooding the airwaves with television ads. >> romney's never stood up to china. >> reporter: they spent more money here than any other battleground state. since may, the president and the outside groups supporting his campaign have spent $47.9 million. $40.6 million by the campaign and more than $7 million by the outside groups. that's more than romney's team, which has spent $43 million on ads in ohio, $20.5 million by the campaign and more than $22 million by the groups. now, another reason ohio is so important is what it says about those other battleground states. scott, it's really a bellwether, and if romney can't pull off ohio it's hard to see some of those bluer states like pennsylvania and michigan breaking his way. >> pelley: jan, thanks very much. the president is headed to ohio tomorrow. today he was in new y
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